Adi Gaya, Dhautpada, and Mundaprshtha devi (site 3)

Adi Gaya, Dhautpada, and Mundaprshtha devi (site 3-1)
Site Number: sci-site003, Date Period: Early medieval sculptures, shrines dated to later, Brief History: Adi-gaya is supposed to be the oldest place in Gaya. It has a stone upon which pinda-dana is performed. Dhautapada seems like an early modern construction. Mundaprishtha has early medieval sculptures., Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Shraddha, pinda-dana, General Remarks: Mundapristha is under control of a female pujari which is interesting., Architectural Style: Adi-gaya is shikhara style, Dhautpada is a single chamber with an open courtyard, with natural stone coming out of floor. Mundaprishtha courtyard with small shrine in middle., Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Adi-Gaya: Yellow plastered brick courtyard, divided into several spaces on different levels, to the east of shikhara temple with a two-story single chamber design. There is an open square immediately in front of temple. In front of courtyard, to the east, is a small mandapa with six pillars five feet high, two with carvings. -- Dhautpada: Square-roofed platform with natural stone emerging from the floor, with a roof of stone sheets and steel beams. -- Mundaprishtha: Single chamber with open rectangular courtyard, south of which was an open space for pilgrims to perform their pinda-dana and stay. --, Location: Southwest of Vishnupad Temple over top of adjoining hill, Approach: Through settlement to the southwest of Vishnupad Temple, Topographical Features: On top of adjoining hill, Building-Structural Material And Other: Stone brick, Usage: Adi Gaya: Under someone's control, but appears abandoned -- Dhautpada: appears abandoned. -- Mundaprishtha: active worship. --, Ownership: Key to Adi-Gaya was with family living next door. Dhaut-pada shows no signs of ownership. Mundaprishta under control of pujari, Manju Tiwari., Protection Status: Adi-Gaya and Mundaprstha devi were well-protected. Dhaut-pada unprotected., Present Condition: Adi-Gaya is dilapidated. Dhaut-pada is in good shape but appears to be unmaintained. Mundaprstha devi is well protected, Conservation Assessment: All three need conservation, especially Adi-Gaya., Vishnu: I. Adi Gaya. On north wall of north chamber: 1. Vishnu, 24" -- Out front of temple: 1. heavily eroded Vishnu?, 2. Vishnu, 3. panel of dasavatara. II. Mundaprishtha: 1. Vishnu, 18", 2. Vishnu, 14", 3. Vishnu in panel, 32", 4. broken Vishnu?, 14" --, Shiva: I. Adi Gaya. Out front of temple: 1. ganesha. II. Dhautpada: 1. Ganesh, 32". III. Mundaprishtha: 1. linga, Devi: I. Mundaprishtha: 1. Camunda, 18", 2. Durga, with 12 hands 48", 3. Camunda, with 8 hands, inscribed, 48"
Adi Gaya, Dhautpada, and Mundaprshtha devi (site 3-2)
Site Number: sci-site003, Date Period: Early medieval sculptures, shrines dated to later, Brief History: Adi-gaya is supposed to be the oldest place in Gaya. It has a stone upon which pinda-dana is performed. Dhautapada seems like an early modern construction. Mundaprishtha has early medieval sculptures., Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Shraddha, pinda-dana, General Remarks: Mundapristha is under control of a female pujari which is interesting., Architectural Style: Adi-gaya is shikhara style, Dhautpada is a single chamber with an open courtyard, with natural stone coming out of floor. Mundaprishtha courtyard with small shrine in middle., Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Adi-Gaya: Yellow plastered brick courtyard, divided into several spaces on different levels, to the east of shikhara temple with a two-story single chamber design. There is an open square immediately in front of temple. In front of courtyard, to the east, is a small mandapa with six pillars five feet high, two with carvings. -- Dhautpada: Square-roofed platform with natural stone emerging from the floor, with a roof of stone sheets and steel beams. -- Mundaprishtha: Single chamber with open rectangular courtyard, south of which was an open space for pilgrims to perform their pinda-dana and stay. --, Location: Southwest of Vishnupad Temple over top of adjoining hill, Approach: Through settlement to the southwest of Vishnupad Temple, Topographical Features: On top of adjoining hill, Building-Structural Material And Other: Stone brick, Usage: Adi Gaya: Under someone's control, but appears abandoned -- Dhautpada: appears abandoned. -- Mundaprishtha: active worship. --, Ownership: Key to Adi-Gaya was with family living next door. Dhaut-pada shows no signs of ownership. Mundaprishta under control of pujari, Manju Tiwari., Protection Status: Adi-Gaya and Mundaprstha devi were well-protected. Dhaut-pada unprotected., Present Condition: Adi-Gaya is dilapidated. Dhaut-pada is in good shape but appears to be unmaintained. Mundaprstha devi is well protected, Conservation Assessment: All three need conservation, especially Adi-Gaya., Vishnu: I. Adi Gaya. On north wall of north chamber: 1. Vishnu, 24" -- Out front of temple: 1. heavily eroded Vishnu?, 2. Vishnu, 3. panel of dasavatara. II. Mundaprishtha: 1. Vishnu, 18", 2. Vishnu, 14", 3. Vishnu in panel, 32", 4. broken Vishnu?, 14" --, Shiva: I. Adi Gaya. Out front of temple: 1. ganesha. II. Dhautpada: 1. Ganesh, 32". III. Mundaprishtha: 1. linga, Devi: I. Mundaprishtha: 1. Camunda, 18", 2. Durga, with 12 hands 48", 3. Camunda, with 8 hands, inscribed, 48"
Adi Gaya, Dhautpada, and Mundaprshtha devi (site 3-3)
Site Number: sci-site003, Date Period: Early medieval sculptures, shrines dated to later, Brief History: Adi-gaya is supposed to be the oldest place in Gaya. It has a stone upon which pinda-dana is performed. Dhautapada seems like an early modern construction. Mundaprishtha has early medieval sculptures., Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Shraddha, pinda-dana, General Remarks: Mundapristha is under control of a female pujari which is interesting., Architectural Style: Adi-gaya is shikhara style, Dhautpada is a single chamber with an open courtyard, with natural stone coming out of floor. Mundaprishtha courtyard with small shrine in middle., Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Adi-Gaya: Yellow plastered brick courtyard, divided into several spaces on different levels, to the east of shikhara temple with a two-story single chamber design. There is an open square immediately in front of temple. In front of courtyard, to the east, is a small mandapa with six pillars five feet high, two with carvings. -- Dhautpada: Square-roofed platform with natural stone emerging from the floor, with a roof of stone sheets and steel beams. -- Mundaprishtha: Single chamber with open rectangular courtyard, south of which was an open space for pilgrims to perform their pinda-dana and stay. --, Location: Southwest of Vishnupad Temple over top of adjoining hill, Approach: Through settlement to the southwest of Vishnupad Temple, Topographical Features: On top of adjoining hill, Building-Structural Material And Other: Stone brick, Usage: Adi Gaya: Under someone's control, but appears abandoned -- Dhautpada: appears abandoned. -- Mundaprishtha: active worship. --, Ownership: Key to Adi-Gaya was with family living next door. Dhaut-pada shows no signs of ownership. Mundaprishta under control of pujari, Manju Tiwari., Protection Status: Adi-Gaya and Mundaprstha devi were well-protected. Dhaut-pada unprotected., Present Condition: Adi-Gaya is dilapidated. Dhaut-pada is in good shape but appears to be unmaintained. Mundaprstha devi is well protected, Conservation Assessment: All three need conservation, especially Adi-Gaya., Vishnu: I. Adi Gaya. On north wall of north chamber: 1. Vishnu, 24" -- Out front of temple: 1. heavily eroded Vishnu?, 2. Vishnu, 3. panel of dasavatara. II. Mundaprishtha: 1. Vishnu, 18", 2. Vishnu, 14", 3. Vishnu in panel, 32", 4. broken Vishnu?, 14" --, Shiva: I. Adi Gaya. Out front of temple: 1. ganesha. II. Dhautpada: 1. Ganesh, 32". III. Mundaprishtha: 1. linga, Devi: I. Mundaprishtha: 1. Camunda, 18", 2. Durga, with 12 hands 48", 3. Camunda, with 8 hands, inscribed, 48"